23 posts tagged "Calvin Klein"
There are a few celebrity beauty deals that stand out from the increasingly crowded pack, for both the caliber of the celebrity in question and the brand they choose to partner with. Time stood momentarily still, for example, when Lancôme nabbed Julia Roberts; when Dior signed Natalie Portman; and when Coty got Beyoncé’s fragrance license. But as of this morning, Calvin Klein appears to have scored this year’s biggest beauty coup: The iconic New York design house, whose fragrances are produced by Coty’s Prestige arm, has just announced that Rooney Mara will front its latest fragrance, Downtown. The Italian cedrat, bergamot, Tunisian neroli, gardenia, violet leaf, Texan cedarwood and incense eau, which launches in September, has another big name to its credit, too: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director, David Fincher, has signed on to create the television ad campaign starring Mara.
It’s Rooney’s first foray into beauty, a move that was certainly a long time coming, although one that we always assumed would involve Parfums Givenchy, considering the actress’ close ties to Riccardo Tisci. But partnering with Klein—he of such groundbreaking fragrances as ck one and Euphoria—is certainly nothing to sneeze at. One question remains, however: Who will win over Mara when skincare, makeup, and hair-care deals are on the table? Let us know your bets below.
There’s something about Sundance that brings out Hollywood’s casual best. Maybe it’s the snow-dusted mountain environment, or Park City’s arctic temperatures, but it seems like the red-carpet scene this week in Utah is noticeably, well, chilled out. Jeans, boots, and fur-lined parkas frequently replace gowns and high-concept heels, although seasoned style vets, like Kate Bosworth, aren’t about to downplay their preferred premiere dress code. After a Calvin Klein dinner in her honor, Bosworth turned up to the premiere of fiancé Michael Polish’s new film, Big Sur, in a full look from Calvin’s brand-new pre-fall collection. It wasn’t a head-to-toe homage, though. Rather than borrow the show’s beauty look as well, a classic Bosworth move, the newly named face of SK-II cosmetics opted for Spring’s favorite severe side part and an updated take on Fall’s dark nineties lip resurgence via a glossy shade of chocolate brown. Lov-ing it. You too?
The Mission: Give Amy Adams the chic, minimalist, Calvin Klein treatment for a front-row seat at the designer’s Spring show.
The Face Painter: Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto
The Face: To ensure that Adams face looked flawless but not overdone, Sollitto applied MAC Face and Body foundation with a damp sponge, dusting it with the slightest bit of loose powder to set. “I wanted her skin to breathe,” he insists. For the perfect “just after a run” flush, Sollitto blended NARS Blush in Douceur onto Adams’ cheeks, which he topped with a finger-patting of Jouer Chiffon Highlighter that also wound up on the cupid’s bow of her lips and the bridge of her nose for a dose of luminosity.
The Eyes: “On her eyes I turned to Tarte,” says Sollitto, who swept its creamy neutral Eyeshadow in Call across lids, etching a faint black line across her top lash line with MAC’s Eye Pencil in Smolder. To intensify the line, Sollitto brushed on a topcoat of Tarte Eyeshadow in Wild, a purple pigment that offers up a nice alternative to more predictable shades of black or brown. As a finishing touch, he added a few swipes of Benefit’s Get Bent mascara on top and bottom lashes, layering Ulta’s eye shadow in Toast, a golden brown, underneath the lower lash line “so the shape [was] supported.”
The Lips: Looking for a pop of color for Adams’ pout, Sollitto mixed two lipsticks from Hourglass Cosmetics, including the pink-nude Fresco and Nocturnal, a plum-rose. “These tones bring out the blue in her eyes and were the perfect understated focal point,” he surmises.
The Result: A pulled-together, flawless look that was in good company alongside fellow front-row ticket holders like Diane Kruger and Emma Stone.
GIF culture is at high right now, as frequent readers of #whatshouldwecallme and #realtalk with your editor are well aware. Even W magazine animated a few of the Fall looks in its September issue. Now Calvin Klein is getting in on the game, posting a few GIFs of Alexander Skarsgard and Lara Stone as part of its new Encounter men’s fragrance digital launch platform. Caption these, if you dare. [Grazia]
Natalie Portman takes it all off in her latest ad for Dior Beauty—except, of course, for her Rouge Dior Nude Lipstick. [Wetpaint]
From plastic surgery and topical creams to supplements and specialty makeup, there are an increasing number of ways to tone and sculpt women’s latest physical obsession: legs. [NYT]
It should come as no surprise that a bevy of Revlon products litter brand ambassador Halle Berry’s vanity. But the Monster’s Ball star also has a soft spot for skincare, including creams and salves from Kinara and DDF. [Vanity Fair]
Call Donald Trump a fraud and get a free ticket to his lawyer’s office. The real estate mogul and head of the Miss Universe organization has vowed that Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin, will see a lawsuit before a tiara after she alleged that last weekend’s Miss USA pageant’s top five contestants were chosen “before the show ever started.” [AFP]
Have you ever wanted a manicure of Ryan Gosling’s face? No? Well, should the mood ever strike you, that motif is officially now an option. [Refinery 29]
A few weeks after sending the blogosphere abuzz with news that she would bare her makeup-free face in her new movie Part of Me, Katy Perry reveals why she shed her warpaint. “We’re not always so pretty, and sometimes that can bring people together.” [Huff Po]